The Wildcats (19-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) won their fourth consecutive game despite making just 17 of 55 shots (30.8 percent).
They made 9 of 12 free throws over the final 2 minutes to put away the Tigers (11-11, 3-8) despite scoring 16 points below their season average.
Chris Denson, the SEC’s leading scorer, led Auburn with 26 points, including 17 in the second half. KT Harrell was 2-of-15 shooting and missed all seven 3-point attempts to finish with seven points, 12 below his average.
The Wildcats didn’t take control until the final 8 minutes after falling behind 38-35.